anonymous
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4^-2
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anonymous
  • anonymous
:) Let me think...
anonymous
  • anonymous
Is the -2 in parenthesis?
anonymous
  • anonymous
nope its an exponent.

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AccessDenied
  • AccessDenied
\[ \large{4^{-2}} \] Like that, GodBlessYou Do you know how to do these? :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/negative-exponents.html This might help. :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
AccessDenied Um I'm still trying to figure it out. :D
anonymous
  • anonymous
I know the negative means to divide
AccessDenied
  • AccessDenied
Well, to be a bit more precise, it means "take the number to the negative power and move it to the denominator" \[ \large a^{-n} = \frac{1}{a^n} \]
anonymous
  • anonymous
so it would be 4^-2 = 1/ 4^-2?
anonymous
  • anonymous
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AccessDenied
  • AccessDenied
well, when it goes to the denominator, it loses the negative so, just \[ \frac{1}{4^2} \]
anonymous
  • anonymous
thanks! i get it now
anonymous
  • anonymous
and would that make 1/16?
AccessDenied
  • AccessDenied
yes, that is correct. :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
:)

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